Gun Report

Springfield Armory 1911A1 .40 S&W

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This gun ran well in our tests, but that was after it had gone back to the factory for tuning.

Springfield Armory 1911A1 .40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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This pistol was heavy, due in part to a two-piece full-length guide rod (arrow).
There were cocking serrations fore and aft.
The one characteristic we felt distinguished the .40 caliber model from the Springfield Armory .45s we have tested is that it recoiled more sharply.

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